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At the core of EAA’s AirVenture is the love of building and restoring aircraft. EAA and partners undertook the One Week Wonder project to transform a standard Zenith CH750 Cruzer kit into a flyable aircraft in just seven days during AirVenture 2014. More than 2,500 people shared the building experience through the One Week Wonder project. No aircraft is complete without a stunning paint scheme, so the One Week Wonder project included multiple custom paint schemes which participants voted on to select the final, winning scheme. At this year’s AirVenture, Scheme Designers and EAA will work together to gather signatures from all the One Week Wonder builders and will incorporate those signatures into the actual vinyl stripes of the aircraft.

Throughout the week, builders who participated in the building of the One Week Wonder can go to the Homebuilders Hangar to sign the “digital logbook”. On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m., a new vinyl stripe will be produced incorporating the collected signatures, and the stripe with the signatures will be installed on the aircraft.

“The One Week Wonder proves that building an aircraft is within the reach of all aircraft enthusiasts. With Scheme Designers’ help, adding the signatures of the One Week Wonder team is a fun and creative way to visually represent all of the individuals that helped make the project a real, flying success,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s Director of Chapters, Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager.
Scheme Designers President and Chief Artist Craig Barnett will also hold workshops to train attendees to successfully install vinyl stripes on Wednesday, July 27 at 5:30pm and Sunday, July 31 at 9:30am in the Homebuilders Hangar.

Anyone who was involved in the One Week Wonder project is encouraged to visit the Homebuilders Hangar and sign the “digital logbook”. More information is available at the Scheme Designers booth #3056 in Hangar C.

Craig Barnett will also be presenting 3 forums, “Designing The Perfect Paint Scheme”, 10-11:15am, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Stage 10; 1-2:15pm, Thursday, July 28, Stage 11; 2:30-3:45pm, Friday, July 29, 2015, Stage 5.

AirVenture attendees can also support EAA’s Young Eagles at the Gathering of Eagles dinner, Thursday night, July 28, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in the Eagle Hangar. Attendees at the dinner can bid on a custom paint scheme for the aircraft of their choice, donated by Scheme Designers, valued at $1,450 – over $3,000.

Since 1997, Scheme Designers has pioneered the business of exterior design for aircraft of all types, sizes, and models - airline fleets, business jets, piston aircraft, as well as helicopters. Around the globe, there are over 12,000 unique aircraft wearing a Scheme Designers paint scheme. Over half of the OEMs delivering new aircraft have worked with Scheme Designers to develop the exterior styling for their factory new models, setting the standard for the industry as a whole. The Scheme Designers team of artists and designers work with each customer from inception through application of their scheme at the paint shop of their choice, and their job isn’t done until the paint scheme has been executed perfectly and their customer is completely satisfied.

You’ve seen those aircraft with the remarkable paint jobs…aircraft that look fast and lean just sitting on the ramp; aircraft that have panache and communicate the personality of the owner; aircraft that make you smile. There’s a good chance that the paint scheme was designed by one company and their very specialized team of artists…Scheme Designers...Art Above it All.
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